Types of car Sharing
Members begin and end their trip at the same location, often paying by the hour, mile, or both.
One-way carsharing enables users to begin and end their trip at different locations through free floating zones or station-based models with designated parking locations. As of 2017, free-floating carsharing is available in 55 cities and 20 countries worldwide, with 40,000 vehicles and serving 5.6 million users, with Europe and North America representing the majority of the market. In Europe, free floating services took up more than 65 percent in carsharing membership.
The service is expected to reach 14.3 million users with more than 100,000 vehicles by the end of 2022.
Peer-to-peer carsharing, sometimes referred to as P2P or Personal Vehicle Sharing, operates similarly to roundtrip carsharing in trip and payment type. However, the vehicles themselves are typically privately owned or leased with the sharing system operated by a third-party.